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By Nell Irvin Painter

ISBN-10: 0393049345

ISBN-13: 9780393049343

A mind-expanding and myth-destroying exploration of “whiteness”—an illuminating paintings at the historical past of race and power.

Eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter tells possibly crucial forgotten tale in American heritage. starting on the roots of Western civilization, she strains the discovery of the belief of a white race—often for fiscal, medical, and political ends. She indicates how the origins of yankee identification within the eighteenth century have been intrinsically tied to the elevation of white pores and skin into the embodiment of attractiveness, strength, and intelligence; how the nice American intellectuals— together with Ralph Waldo Emerson—insisted that purely Anglo Saxons have been really American; and the way the definitions of who's “white” and who's “American” have developed over time.

a narrative packed with towering ancient figures, The background of White People closes a huge hole in a literature that has lengthy curious about the nonwhite, and it forcefully reminds us that the idea that of “race” is an all-too-human invention whose which means, significance, and fact have replaced based on an extended and wealthy historical past. 70 illustrations.

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